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The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25 to 22 in Super Bowl LVIII

Lydia Warren,Lloyd Lee   

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25 to 22 in Super Bowl LVIII
  • The Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday.
  • They went head-to-head Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Meet the Super Bowl LVIII champions: The Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs will raise the Vince Lombardi Trophy after a thrilling game against the 49ers, which they won 25-22 during overtime.

Sunday night's game was a fierce rematch of the teams' 2020 Super Bowl battle when the Chiefs won 31-20.

It was also the Chiefs' chance to win back-to-back Super Bowls — joining only a handful of teams to do so — after closely clinching a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023.

Meanwhile, the 49ers last took home a win in 1995, beating the then-San Diego Chargers 49-26. A win on Sunday was set to be their sixth Super Bowl title, a tie for the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history, alongside the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sunday's game was promised to be a huge spectacle. As many as 72,000 football fans were expected to watch the teams go head-to-head in Las Vegas' $2 billion, state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium.

While the Chiefs' quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, fought for a third Super Bowl ring and MVP title, Sunday's game was the first Super Bowl for the 49ers' quarterback, Brock Purdy. The 24-year-old's appearance capped off an unexpected rise from "Mr. Irrelevant" — after being selected last in the 2022 Draft — to one of the youngest starting quarterbacks in NFL history.

Beyond the quarterbacks, the matchup starred some of today's most popular players, including tight end Travis Kelce for the Chiefs and Nick Bosa, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey for the 49ers.

That Taylor Swift, Kelce's girlfriend, raced from an "Eras Tour" concert in Tokyo to make an appearance further amped up the drama for football and music fans — and everyone was set to benefit from the megastar's presence.

Additionally, millennials rejoiced when it was announced Usher would headline the halftime show.

If you didn't want to watch the big game on TV but experience it in person, it put you back a few thousand dollars. This year, the average Super Bowl ticket cost nearly $11,000 (when we looked the day after the AFC and NFC Championship games in January), the second highest cost in Super Bowl history, Business Insider's Cork Gaines reported.




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